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LAMS Announces Athletes Of The Year

on May 19, 2017 - 9:01am
LAMS students gather to hear the annual Athletes of the Year recipients announced Wednesday in the school gymnasium. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
LAMS 2017 Athletes of the Year,  from left, seventh grader Ryan Aldaz, eighth grader James Rodriguez, seventh grader Norissa Valdez and eighth grader Michaela Gonzales. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Middle School Athlete of the Year Awards were presented Wednesday to a seventh and eighth grade male student athlete and a seventh and eighth grade female student athlete.

The

Letter To The Editor: Rec Bond ... Facts Not Factions

on May 19, 2017 - 9:00am
By TOM TIERNEY
Los Alamos

I found it an interesting curiosity that Tony Fox and Darren Meadows accused me of Falsehoods without providing any factual counter-arguments. (link)

In my prior letter, I voiced my concern that the County’s proposed Recreation Center would probably result in small business failures because the County would be competing unfairly with existing small businesses. My expressed concerns were rooted in the City of Santa Fe data that shows numerous business closures occurred when the Genoveva Chavez Community Center was created.

My observations are based on the

Governor Announces 2017 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge

on May 19, 2017 - 7:51am
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
PLACITAS — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced the 2017 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge, which helps students maintain and improve their reading skills over the summer months when they aren’t in class.
 
“This is a great way to keep kids reading all year long – even when they’re not in school,” Martinez said. “Not only does the reading challenge prepare students to hit the ground running in the new school year – it’s also a fun way for them to learn more about our state.”
 
The New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge is open to

Rotary Club Honors Local Students

on May 19, 2017 - 6:58am

Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers are guests of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday at Cottonwood on the Greens, from left, Margo Batha, who has been the speech and debate team coach for eight years, and graduating seniors Claire DeCroix and Dylan Mauldin. DeCroix and Mauldin are co-captains of Interpretation events and both are National Qualifiers in Duo Interpretation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Interpretation Duo Claire DeCroix and Dylan Mauldin perform ‘That’s How I Remember It’ by Don Zolidis at the Rotary lunch.

McQuiston: A Big Thank You To Los Alamos

on May 19, 2017 - 6:01am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
Usually in this column I am giving bits of advice and knowledge on insurance. But today's column is a little different. 
 
At The Jemez Agency we want every customer to feel like we’ve served as your trusted advisor by providing superior guidance, service and coverage options for your insurance needs. Our goal is to be the best.
 
That’s why I'm proud to announce that The Jemez Agency has earned the distinguished President’s Award from Safeco Insurance®.
 
The President’s Award is one of the highest honors Safeco gives to independent agent
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United Way And LANL Partner To Make A Difference

on May 19, 2017 - 5:57am
UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega, left, presents a plaque to Carole Rutten of the LANL Community Partnerships Office. Courtesy photo
 

UWNNM News:

This is part of a series that will run throughout the month of May as part of the United Way of Northern New Mexico Behavioral Health(y) Community Initiative.

United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are embarking upon an exciting new partnership through the UWNNM Cornerstone Program!

JJAB Youth Advocates Available All Summer

on May 19, 2017 - 5:54am
JJAB Youth Advocates from left, Caron Inglis, Eagle Sandoval, Cindy Koehler, Katy Fellows and Santina Shije. Courtesy photo
 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Youth Resource Specialists and Family Resource Specialists with the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) will be available throughout the summer to help children, teens and their families even when school is not in session, according to JJAB Coordinator Lisa Zuhn.

 Family Resource Specialists work with children newborn through elementary school and their families while Youth Resource Specialists work with middle

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Weed It Out

on May 19, 2017 - 5:51am

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

I was delighted after several weeks of unpredictable weather to be out in the garden again, but, I was a little “less-than-delighted” with the state of my garden. Weeds were everywhere and I spent the better part of the day pulling them out by their roots, or trying anyway.

I enjoy the day-to-day maintenance of a beautiful bloom-filled garden, but I have several week-ends of work ahead of me before I can enjoy that phase of the experience.

Another problem I have to get a grip on - I am not a great gardener.

Coro de Cámera Presents ‘Rhapsody’ This Weekend

on May 19, 2017 - 5:48am
A string quartet and a pianist will be joining Coro de Cámara in concert this weekend, From left Brian Newnam, pianist Nathan Salazar, Dana Winograd, Kay Newnam, and Ari Le. Courtesy photo
 

By KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

This weekend, Los Alamos and Santa Fe audiences will have a chance to experience the music of Antonín Leopold Dvořák performed in Czech.

Coro de Cámara’s “Rhapsody,” a concert featuring works by Dvořák, Brahms, and Fauré, will be offered at 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart Chapel in Santa Fe, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the United Church of Los Alamos, and at 3 p.m.

Council Green Lights Traffic Calming Measures

on May 19, 2017 - 5:46am
County Traffic and Streets Manager Dan Erickson addresses County Council on traffic calming issues. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

In an effort to resolve  traffic speed concerns along North Road in front of Mountain Elementary School, the Los Alamos County Council voted unanimously during its regular meeting Tuesday night to proceed with the County’s plan get drivers to slow down.

This plan includes painting striping on the road, installing permanent digital signs and monitoring traffic habits on the road.

Authors Speak: Anne Hillerman Discusses New Book

on May 19, 2017 - 5:43am

Author Anne Hillerman signs books at a recent event. Courtesy photo

 

COMMUNITY News:

Santa Fe author Anne Hillerman will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday at Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms, in the latest offering from the library system’s Authors Speak series.

Anne Hillerman

 

Hillerman has just released Song of the Lion, her third mystery since taking up the series started by her late father Tony Hillerman.

Suit Seeks To Bar Rocky Flats Public Trails, Visitor Site

on May 19, 2017 - 5:36am
EPA News:
 
Groups from communities near the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant today sued the U.S. government for failing to comply with federal environmental laws in planning to build public trails and a visitor center at the former plutonium facility.
 
Filed in U.S. District Court in Denver, the litigation charges that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the site’s current manager, has not completed a required analysis of environmental risks and policy options.
 
Plaintiffs include the Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center, Candelas Glows, Rocky Flats Right to Know,

World Futures: SOCIETY ... Tools – Simplified – To Help The Human Existence And Reduce Production Overhead

on May 19, 2017 - 5:34am

World Futures: What Do We Need?

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute


The plow was invented around 3,500 B.C.E.  (3,500 B.C.) in Mesopotamia and China. Around 1,900 B.C.E., forged iron plowshares were being used. In 1785, the cast iron plowshare was invented and it was mass produced for the first time in 1839 by John Deere.  

Other machinery was invented to assist in seeding, threshing, and reaping all pulled by horses. Evolutionary devices mechanized these devices with the addition of engines to power them.

This description illustrates the development of tools to perform tasks

This Week At The Reel Deal

on May 19, 2017 - 5:29am

Budget Crisis Causes Need For Special Session

on May 19, 2017 - 5:26am
By Rep. STEPHANIE GARCIA RICHARD
Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Sandoval Rio Arriba

Last week I was approached by a constituent who was wondering about the upcoming special legislative session. She had been trying to follow the developments since the close of the regular session and had many questions:

“Had a budget deal been made public?” she wondered. The governor had mentioned tax reform. “Would that be part of the negotiations?” “How could citizens who wanted to weigh in, do so?” She had all of these questions and more.

And these are all good questions and thoughts.

FSN Launches Wisdom And Wonder Program

on May 19, 2017 - 5:21am

Courtesy/FSN

 

FSN News:

 

Many families have moved to Los Alamos and left their extended family and friends behind. Children may only see grandparents once a year and through Skype. Often families are looking for more intergenerational opportunities.

 

Family Strengths Network (FSN) is developing a new program to help bridge generations in our community and connect them in meaningful relationships. FSN will host two Wisdom & Wonder Adopt-A-Grandparent events and hope to be able to accommodate the differing needs of schedules and location.

 

The first event is 6 p.m.

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Obituary: Juan B. Gonzales Nov. 29, 1932 – May 13, 2017

on May 19, 2017 - 5:13am

JUAN B. BAUTISTA GONZALES Nov. 29, 1932 May 13, 2017

Juan B. Gonzales, 84, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, was called to his eternal resting place on May 13, 2017.

He entered this world on November 29, 1932 in Santa Fe, NM, born to David and Nasarena Gonzales. He was the second youngest of his five siblings.

Juan served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1959 during the Korean Conflict, two years of which were aboard the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier.

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Kite Festival Turns 20 Friday

on May 18, 2017 - 4:23pm

A young participant at last year's Kite Festival. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post

 

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s Kite Festival will officially turn 20 Friday at Overlook Park. The festival begins at 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series. The festival continues from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the park.

The festival’s popular kite building workshops will be held from noon-2 p.m. Children can assemble their own kites and then decorate them.

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LAAC's Executive Director Marlane Hamilton Retires

on May 18, 2017 - 4:17pm

Marlane Hamilton at Fuller Lodge recently has announced her retirement after 16 years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post

 

The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) has made significant contributions to the local arts scene and its long-time executive director, Marlane Hamilton, plays a major role in making these contributions happen.

 

Hamilton has worked as the LAAC’s executive director for 16 years. She has seen the organization grow, add new programs as well as remove old ones. Hamilton has played an active role in all of them.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You For Coverage

on May 18, 2017 - 4:13pm
By BRYAN BENNETT
Los Alamos

I just want to say, “Thank you” to George Morse of the Los Alamos Daily Post for the excellent article (link) on the LA Girls Track & Field team and their exciting second place finish at the State Meet.

Job well done, both to an amazing team and to Mr. Morse.

Notice: Possible Quorum At Environmental Board

on May 18, 2017 - 4:13pm

RE/MAX Of Los Alamos Among Top In Sales

on May 18, 2017 - 4:11pm

BUSINESS News:

RE/MAX of Los Alamos, a locally owned and operated RE/MAX franchise, ranks among the top 50 large brokerages in per-agent productivity, based on home sales data from 1,705 qualifying firms participating in the prestigious 2017 REAL Trends 500 report.

When the 1,705 participating U.S. brokerages that closed at least 500 transaction sides are measured by transaction sides per agent, RE/MAX of Los Alamos ranked 20 out of 50, with an average of 34.6 sales per agent. RE/MAX of Los Alamos is the only brokerage in New Mexico to make the top 50.

“RE/MAX agents sell more real estate

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Letter To The Editor: Thank You Los Alamos County Council

on May 18, 2017 - 3:53pm
By JAMES ROBINSON
Los Alamos

On Tuesday, I got the privilege to once again participate in the selection of a new member for the Board of Public Utilities.

Although I was not selected I wanted to personally thank Chair Izraelevitz, Vice-Chair O'Leary, Councilor Chrobocinski, Councilor Sheehey, Councilor Reiss, Councilor Chandler, and Councilor Maggiore for their kind words and tough questions.

I especially like to thank Vice Chair O'Leary and Councilor Chrobocinski for voicing their support for my nomination during the first round of voting.

LANL: Six Northern New Mexico Businesses Awarded Funds To Boost Growth

on May 18, 2017 - 10:16am

LANL News:

The Venture Acceleration Fund awarded a round of funding to six diverse northern New Mexico businesses. The VAF is a collaborative investment administered by the Regional Development Corporation.

“The Laboratory wants to support the region’s small businesses as much as possible, and the VAF plays a critical role in helping companies on a growth trajectory expand and contribute to the broader economy,” said David Pesiri, director of the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is responsible for the Lab’s technology transfer initiatives.

Saturday Wine Tastings Draw Crowds To Kokoman

on May 18, 2017 - 9:39am

Wine Sales Associate Karen Easton of Los Alamos with Kokoman Fine Wine & Liquor owner Keith Obermeyer during a May 6 wine tasting at the store at 34 Cities of Gold in Pojoaque. The wine tastings are 3:30-6 p.m. every Saturday, free of charge and open to the public. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Patrons sample wines at recent Saturday tasting at Kokoman. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

POJOAQUE — On weekends Karen Easton of Los Alamos can be found living her passion at Kokoman Fine Wine & Liquor at 34 Cities of Gold in Pojoaque.

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